Superb sparkling, red, white and dessert wines produced in Carroll County, Maryland
About Cygnus

The winery was born in July 1996, emerging from the shell of an abandoned 1939-vintage slaughterhouse in downtown historic Manchester, Carroll County. Owner and winemaker Ray Brasfield  focuses on producing dry table wines and methode champenoise sparkling wines (champagne) from only locally grown grapes.

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Wine Philosophy

It’s a blend of art and science. There’s an artistic and a technical side. There are a lot of technically correct wines that are stylistically boring. You must take the science and merge it with a sense of style and artistry.

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Disgorged – The Blog

This Blog will meander around, visiting topics which may not have to do with wine, but will be more enjoyable with a glass of it. If readers want to be proactive, you can send me an e-mail if there is something specific about which you would like me to write.

Caveat Emptor.

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